Yellow Wood Academy’s Academic Program
At Yellow Wood Academy, we meet our students where they are - ahead, behind, or right on pace. We know that a strong foundation in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English is imperative for our students to succeed. Your student’s team will personally craft their program, and their teachers will personally craft every single day. By engaging with your student where they are, we will bring time-honored studies alive to both enthusiastic and reluctant learners. And if your student has to be out of school for any reason, their program is right where they left it when they get back.
Our students can take any combination of our classes; some of them full-time, others complement a schedule at another school with Yellow Wood Academy classes, and some just come for tutoring or getting ready for tests.
Courses at Yellow Wood Academy are offered at multiple levels: Foundation, Standard, Honors, & AP (Advanced Placement), as well as Remediation and Credit Recovery.
How We Customize Core Classes
Whatever a student’s path is, communication will help them get there. We know that every student needs to feel comfortable both learning new information and telling people about their thoughts. With this is mind, our English department focuses on reading, analysis, and writing as a tool of communicating ideas.
Math is a subject students often either love or hate. Our Math department is equipped to meet both sorts of learners and all those in between. We approach each class to meet the learning style of the students: hands-on projects, traditional learning, and real-world experiences.
Our immersive Social Studies curriculum challenges our students to engage with the world. Never before have people had access to so much information. Our students learn to analyze sources of information, put information into context, and think critically about past and current events.
We recognize the importance of our students all understanding the workings of the natural world. Our science program works with students of all ages to develop their scientific thinking, learn core concepts, and interact in hands-on ways in labs and activities.
Whether college bound or world bound, languages develop student opportunities. Yellow Wood Academy offers eight different languages, both modern and classical. These include: Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Latin, German, French, Spanish, and ASL.
Along with our own fitness programs, we partner with the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Our partnership allows us to offer high-quality, comprehensive, personal and group training with a licensed physical educator.